Historical information

Before 1850, Bendoc was peopled by a few Chinese settlers. History sources reveal little of its beginnings, Cattlemen used the spot as a temporary watering place and Ben Boyd sometimes brought his cattle down from the Monaro High Plains to be docked. “Ben's Dock” then is a possible derivation of the name Bendoc. (info. Bendoc Progress Association)


This is a pictorial record of Bendoc in the late 19th -early 20th century. It shows early horse-drawn transport.

Physical description

A black / white photograph of a horse-drawn wagon and a man on a horse outside a wooden building.

Inscriptions & markings

on back - "stop before Bendoc Hotel"